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Jay Waldron - Director
Waldron began his involvement in the sport of rugby in 1968 while attending the
University of Virginia. He played for the Cavaliers for seven years, eventually
captaining the side. He was also selected to various Potomac Rugby Football
Union and Eastern Rugby Union representative sides and was also a member of the
Eastern Rugby Union's Board of Directors from 1971-74.
graduating with a J.D. from UVA in 1974, Mr. Waldron moved to Portland, OR
where he joined the Portland Rugby Football Club. During his nearly decade long
playing career in Portland, Mr. Waldron represented the Pacific Northwest and
Pacific Coast President's select sides on numerous occasions. Once his playing
days were over, he turned his attention to coaching. He coached the Portland
RFC from 1981-88 while also coaching the Pacific Northwest representative
teams. Mr. Waldron also coached the Pacific Coast Junior Grizzlies and was an
assistant coach for the Pacific Coast Senior team from 1987-92. He was a rugby
broadcaster for PSN and Fox from 1986-93 and was the Commissioner for rugby for
the Nike World Masters Games in 1998. Mr. Waldron has been on the United States
Rugby Foundation Board since 1988.
Waldron has been an attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, from 1975,
specializing in environmental and energy law, and trial practice. He served on
the Board of Bar Examiners for the Oregon State Bar from 1982-1985 and the
Board of Directors for the Oregon Law Foundation from 1995-1999. He won the
Oregon State Bar President's Public Service Award for pro bono activities in
1991, was Founder of the East County Legal Clinic and has made several
appearances before the United States Supreme Court.
In addition, Mr. Waldron has been a member of the Port of Portland Commission
since 1999, serving as president since 2002. He sat on the North Clackamas
School Board from 1989-93 and was Chairman of the North Clackamas Education
Foundation from 1994-99. He was also Chairman of the Clackamas County Planning
Commission in 1983 and the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies from
1999-2000. Mr. Waldron was also host of an Oregon Public Broadcasting
Television program called "At Issue" from 1989-1991.